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Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

Aug 04, 2013

Two more Ospreys arrive at Futenma

The U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa said two more Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrived Saturday at the Futenma base from Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ospreys, part of a batch of 12, were expected to fly out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Saturday morning, ...

Princess Kako departs for U.S. homestay

Aug 04, 2013

Princess Kako departs for U.S. homestay

Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, left Saturday for the United States where she will live for a month with an American family. It is her first solo trip abroad, according to the Imperial Household Agency. The 18-year-old princess, a freshman at Gakushuin ...

Aug 04, 2013

China, U.S. at odds over human rights

U.S. officials said Friday that human rights abuses in China are worsening and that their latest talks with China on the issue “fell short of expectations.” However, Beijing said the same day that its human rights situation is at a historic best, rejecting comments ...

China tunes in to public opinion

Aug 04, 2013

China tunes in to public opinion

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More than ever before, China's rulers are actually listening to their people, reacting quickly to contain potential crises that could threaten one-party control. With its ability to control the Internet increasingly challenged, China's Communist Party has had to change its game.

Aug 04, 2013

Huge leak of tritium feared in Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Co. says an estimated 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of tritium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant may have flowed into the Pacific Ocean since May 2011.

Aug 04, 2013

Mr. Aso embarrasses Japan again

Remarks like those of Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso indicating that Nazis knew how to revise a sticky constitution risk creating a weird international image for Japan.

Aug 04, 2013

JR sells commuters' data

East Japan Railway's practice of selling statistical data from customers' prepaid train pass cards to market researchers should be stopped unless card users can opt out.

Cautionary tales from one not afraid to risk all

| Aug 04, 2013

Cautionary tales from one not afraid to risk all

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In December 1990, journalist Toyohiro Akiyama made headlines the world over when he blasted off aboard a Soviet rocket to become the very first “space correspondent” in history. The Soyuz capsule with the 47-year-old Tokyo Broadcasting System reporter strapped inside later docked with the ...

Aug 04, 2013

Center Davis decides to remain with Shimane

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Big man Jeral Davis, who led the bj-league in blocked shots in each of the past three seasons, recently finalized a deal to return to the Shimane Susanoo Magic for the upcoming season, the team has announced. The 216-cm Talladega (Alabama) State product was ...

Koroki brace steers Reds past Sanfrecce

Aug 04, 2013

Koroki brace steers Reds past Sanfrecce

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Urawa Reds brought Sanfrecce Hiroshima crashing back to earth with a 3-1 win over the J.League leaders on Saturday night. Defending champions Sanfrecce went into the game at Saitama Stadium three points clear of second-place Omiya Ardija having won eight and drawn one of ...